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    Gymshark with new VP of marketing


    Sportswear brand and fitness community Gymshark has appointed Carly O’Brien as vice president of marketing, whose role will be to make the brand “a household name,” according to media reports. In addition to driving growth and brand awareness for the online activewear giant in the U.K. and internationally, O’Brien will ...

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    CEO of Intersport Germany expected to become new head of German Retail Association (HDE)


    Source: HDE Alexander von Preen After Josef Sanktjohanser, president of the German Retail Association (HDE), announced that he would not be available for re-election after 16 years, the executive board of the federation has unanimously recommended Dr. Alexander von Preen, CEO of Intersport Germany eG, to the ...

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    Unifi announces share repurchase program, leadership and board updates


    Unifi, the U.S.-based manufacturer of recycled and synthetic yarns, including Repreve, announced that it repurchased 500,000 shares of its common stock from certain entities affiliated with Impala Asset Management LLC for $6.8 million. The repurchase was made under Unifi’s previously announced share repurchase program. Accordingly, Unifi repurchased a total of ...

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    Polygiene hires new CFO


    Source: Polygiene Group Niklas Blomstedt, new Polygiene CFO Niklas Blomstedt has been appointed Polygiene Group’s new chief financial officer, replacing Nina Forsvall. He brings a solid background in finance, having worked at Ericsson and Haldex, among others. Most recently, he served as VP and head of finance ...

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    Deckers appoints Angela Ogbechie to the new role of chief supply chain officer


    Deckers Brands, the owner of Hoka, Teva and other brands, has announced the promotion of Angela Ogbechie to the newly created chief supply chain officer role, effective June 24. Ogbechie has held various operational roles at Deckers since 2008 and served most recently as senior vice-president of global operations and ...

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    Aqualung Group appoints Bruno Cercley to supervisory board chairman


    Aqualung Group, which owns four brands in the “blue outdoor” business (Aqualung, Apeks, Omer and Aquasphere), has named Bruno Cercley, former chairman of the Rossignol Group, as chairman of its supervisory board. He begins the new position on July 1. Cercley will be in charge of uniting Aqualung’s global teams ...

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    Decathlon Italy appoints new CEO and opens first Decathlon City in Milan


    Augusto Felix is the new CEO of Decathlon Italy. He takes over the role of Fulvio Matteoni. Felix, who served as city leader of Decathlon Milano for the past year, has been with the company for more than 25 years. After starting with Decathlon France in Montesson in 1996, he ...

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    New VP of global marketing at Quiksilver


    ShopEatSurf reports that Boardriders has appointed a new VP of global marketing for Quiksilver. Bobby Gascon previously spent 13 years at Vans, where he most recently served as senior director of global marketing for Action Sports. There, he worked on key Vans projects such as the Vans Park Series and ...

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    Planetics with new marketing director


    Source: LinkedIn / Planetics Melanie Hüttenberger Planetics, the German online marketplace for sustainable and fairly produced sporting goods, announced on LinkedIn that Melanie Hüttenberger joined the company as its new marketing manager on June 1. Hüttenberger has more than 20 years of experience in PR and marketing, ...

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    RYU appoints CFO


    Vancouver-based sportswear brand RYU Apparel Inc. has hired Robert Lelovic as its new chief financial officer. Lelovic brings two decades of experience building publicly traded companies in various industries, from technology companies in Silicon Valley to the energy sector in Canada’s oil fields and Toronto’s financial district. During his time ...

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    New global director for apparel at Amann Group


    Source: Amann Group Jochen Lagemann, Global Director Business Unit Apparel & Specialities Amann Group, a German manufacturer of high-quality sewing threads, embroidery threads and smart yarns, announced that Jochen Lagemann joined the company as global director of its business unit Apparel & Specialities on May 30, 2022. ...

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    Peloton appoints CFO


    Peloton Interactive has appointed Liz Coddington as chief financial officer, effective June 13. She succeeds Jill Woodworth, who took the position on a transitional basis as a consultant and resigned earlier this year. Coddington has more than 20 years of finance experience, most recently as VP of finance at Amazon ...

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    Meta’s COO steps down


    Sheryl Sandberg, who joined in 2008, is stepping down as COO of Facebook’s new incarnation, Meta. CEO Mark Zuckerberg writes in his “Note” of June 1 that rather than “replace Sheryl’s role in our existing structure,” he will be bringing the hitherto separate product and business groups closer together. Sandberg’s ...

  • Pou Sheng International
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    New CFO for Pou Sheng


    The board of directors of Pou Sheng International (Holdings) Limited announced that Liao Yuang-Whang has resigned as the company’s chief financial officer, effective June 1, as he has relocated to the headquarters of Pou Chen Corporation, a majority shareholder of Yue Yuen Industrial (Holdings) Limited. Liao will continue to serve ...

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    Polygiene hires Frank Stevens as its first COO


    Source: Polygiene Frank Stevens The Swedish Polygiene Group has hired Frank Stevens in the newly created role of chief operating officer, aiming to facilitate scalability and support processes within the company. Stevens is a textile chemicals specialist with more than 30 years of experience in the industry. ...

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    New Frasers Group CEO reorganizes leadership team


    Michael Murray, the new CEO of Frasers Group, posted on LinkedIn on May 31 that five weeks into his tenure, part of his commitment is to “get the right people on board, to lead Frasers Group into the future and build on our solid foundations.” According to the posting (there ...

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    New HR and sustainability director at Stadium


    Source: Stadium Ida Törneke, new HR and sustainability director at Stadium Ida Törneke will join Stadium, Sweden’s largest sports and sports fashion retail chain, as the new HR and sustainability director on Aug. 15, 2022. She has more than 15 years of experience in HR, the last ...

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    JD separates roles of chair and CEO


    U.K.-based JD Sports Fashion announced that as a result of an ongoing review of its internal corporate governance and control, it has decided to accelerate the separation of the roles of chairman and chief executive officer announced last year. As a result, Peter Cowgill, executive chairman since 2004, will step ...

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    Mammut has found a new CEO


    Source: Mammut Heiko Schäfer Mammut Sports Group AG has appointed Heiko Schäfer as its new CEO, effective Sept. 1, 2022. For Schäfer, who previously served as chief operating officer of Hugo Boss AG, Mammut represents a return to the world of sporting goods as he worked in ...

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    Frisk to step down from all positions at Under Armour


    Nearing the completion of a multi-year, $525 to $550 million restructuring, and 10 days after disclosing that short-term challenges will impact its sales, profitability, and margins for much of 2022, Under Armour late on May 18 appointed Colin Browne as its interim president and CEO, effective June 1. On that ...